As you may notice, translating is not an easy work, so our lovely Pinetree needs a couple days of break and focuses more on her own life. She will update when she gets the next part done. Let’s wait for her new post patiently together ^^
So, I would like update something about how people working inside or close to Chinese entertainment industry think about Han Geng and his lawsuit, by translating two blog articles. Different than fans, the blogger especially his friends have little emotional attachment to Han Geng, they just talked about his lawsuit based on what they know about things happening in entertainment circles. This may help us know about Han Geng and SME from another perspective.
Today, I am going to post the first one.
I will only translate the parts relevant to Han Geng or his lawsuit.
Title: Talking about Han Geng with Entertainment Journalists
A brief introduction: This blogger considered himself as connected to entertainment industry but not an insider. He had a gathering with his friends one day, since these friends are all working in entertainment industry, they started to talk about what happened inside entertainment circles, and eventually touched on Han Geng’s lawsuit.
Firstly, I (blogger) declared to them (his friends) that I support Han Geng~~~~~if you guys are going to attack him, I would refute~~~~~
His friend (neglecting his nickname given by the blogger) said, it doesn’t matter if you support him or against him, Han Geng has drawn so much attention now, not only in China, but also Korea, Japan, Thailand…his lawsuit becomes a topic commented by the public. Whether this is a good thing or bad thing, no one can tell clearly, positivity and negativity are coexisting and mutually interacted. Anyway, it is good for increasing the public attention on Han Geng. Besides works, public attention is something important for celebrities, although it is invisible…for business people, if they could get someone already having high public attention, they would not find someone without that…even if it means they need to pay more.
I asked him how he thinks about why Han Geng wanted to terminate the contract suddenly.
He said, this is definitely not something happened all of the sudden…there got be a process, got to be something happened which were unknown by outsiders, just the litigant in this incident doesn’t want to speak up now.
I asked him if he knew about the article posted by sohu against Han Geng. I was really pissed off by those articles, they are disgusting and annoying, and how come they help foreigners oppress a Chinese?
He said, he just read a little bit, because that’s enough, the article just served the interests, since this website has business partnership with the company, it is not surprise for them to write such articles. However, how much influence it can generate, actually not so much…the articles sound so immature and naïve. Also, that TV show invited a couple of guests talking against Han Geng…also having little influence over mainstream.
Their intention is just to make Han Geng’s fans get annoyed, this kind of little low trick must come from the company trying to bring shame on Han Geng, so that they can transfer such negative information about Han Geng back to Korea, to make Korean public think Chinese media are on their side. Using fans and public accusation against Han Geng to mislead public opinion is low trick…is it possible that Korean public would buy that easily???…Those who know what is happening in China can just explain it on Internet, so people would figure company is just playing tricks for its own interests. If the company is smart enough, they should sincerely try all their best to keep Han Geng…owning an artist like Han Geng is really a big advantage. He (blogger’s friend) interviewed so many celebrities including Han Geng’s group. Celebrities have different aura, Han Geng is definitely the one having strong aura. If the company was willing to pay sincerity to communicate with Han Geng, try to find the balanced point of interest between both sides, not just make empty promises, there might be a double-win result…but now, hidden scars in mind have been made…hard to tell…
Eventually, we discussed if Han Geng really chose to terminate the contract for money.
He said, I don’t think that’s the main reason. I think the main reason might be lack of good works, along with the increase of age, his unease would increase…his company doesn’t provide him better chance to grow, only makes him work for bigger or smaller group…this pushes him away from his dream farther and farther, makes him feel unease. In addition, lack of good rest makes body overloaded, makes him feel helpless. However, his company ignores what he needs, only does things in its own way and based on its own willingness, which leads to current situation.
When an actor sees a character he likes, the first thing he would think of is not money, but how to act well. If an actor first thinks about money when he sees a work, then this work is nothing more than a tool for survival. Han Geng is a very good artist, having clean mind, hope he could have a better future.
PS: I was too sleepy to write up all the good stuffs…get headache from drinking too much…
So he wrote another article to write up their conversation about Han Geng’s lawsuit, I will post it as soon as I finish the translation.
PS: It seems like nationality or ethnicity and fans are involved in the discussion on this matter anyway, rather than avoid it, I would like to clarify my own position as a Chinese devoted Geng fan. Just like what Han Geng said before, there is always a reason behind anyone doing anything. My reason to write posts here is clear, to support Han Geng to the end and try to make more people know what he has been through these years, because he is worth my LOVE, my SUPPORT, and ANYTHING I am doing for him now. As for why some Chinese, like some sohu staffs, some Chinese fans, don’t support Han Geng even if they know exactly what happened, or even hated him for a long time, I cannot give exact answer, but based on what I’ve observed so far…there are at least three key words involved: money, jealousy and extreme selfishness.
To conclude, the entire lawsuit thing is actually as simple as it is, just an employee has suffered too much from his boss, finally couldn’t take it anymore, wants to leave his boss, that’s all! Nationality, SJ, SJM, fans, media tricks…those are all SME trying to use to blur people’s mind!!!
Sorry for not being able to reply each of the comment! And thank you so much for the SUPPORT and LOVE for Han Geng!!!!! I know I don’t have to say this, since we all love him so much, but still..Thank You All!